Q&A: What do you get at Sam’s?
This is such a great question because so many people think that Sam’s has the best deals. I too used to be guilty of that too! I hav now learned otherwise through alot of math (I’m glad I like math!) First, everyone needs to know that Sam’s does not accept coupons. I have heard that they will accept the infant formula checks, because those are not actually coupons -they are checks, meaning similar to a gift card.
Second, I ONLY go once a month, because Sam’s is very tempting for me with their fun “stuff” that you have to walk through just to get to my shopping list items. I keep walking by those comfy house shoes… They would be so nice on my feet, but I avoid the temptation. I have learned, the hard way, that scheduling your shopping helps.
This is what I get, primarily: Tyson individual frozen chicken breasts (normally 2-3 bags), a box of the Turkey bacon, and then string cheese. Occasionally I will purchase a block of cheese, if I am about to run out, or a gallon milk if it is a good deal. I sometimes will buy diapers and wipes there. The off brand of diapers and wipes work great and are normally cheaper than the Brand names even with a coupon.
This is why I chose these items:
- Tyson Chicken: I LOVE individually frozen chicken breasts. It is a HUGE time savor and worth the extra price for me. You can also buy the chicken breast in the packages for a great price too. Chicken seems to be the best price at Sam’s.
- Turkey Bacon: I don’t always have a coupon for the Oscar Meyer turkey bacon, but my family loves it and has to have it. The best price is at Sam’s.
- String Cheese: Ok, you all know that string cheese is EXPENSIVE. There is just no way around it, but it is a much better deal at Sam’s than at Target, Crest, or Walmart (even if you use a coupon). I normally buy 1 package every month, or sometimes every other month.
- Other things I might buy: I always walk by the produce section -sometimes they have some great deals that I won’t pass up. I also walk by the Milk, to see if it is a good price. Even if it is a little bit higher in price, it might be worth it to me so I don’t have to make another trip to a second store. The last place I walk by is the meat. It seems I rarely buy meat there anymore, but I have found some great deals so I always walk by. It is very hard though because the bagged chips are near the meat. Occasionally we will pick up the 2 bags of chips, if they haven’t been on sale in a while.
There you have it! That is what I buy at Sam’s. I hope that helps. What do you buy at Sam’s? Is there anything that you know is a much better price at Sam’s?? My number one key with Sam’s is to schedule your trip! I only go once a month now. I used to spend $300-$400 at Sam’s and now I am around $40-$50 a month!
Thanks for the question Amy! Happy Sam’s Shopping!